I found this knit top during one of my thrifting store scouts. I love the kind of pleated detail in the front, but the top itself was too big and I wanted a summer top, not a winter top. So I decided to make it exactly what I wanted. 🙂
If you don’t have a sewing form, have a partner help you out.
Since the sleeves weren’t tooooooo large, I used the line at the seam as a cutting point to cut off the sleeves.
Sewing the sleeves up.
Following the pins, I sewed up the sides.
Make sure the seams at the underarms will stay put.
I think it turned out pretty good!
Here’s a close up of the pleat and the sleeve.
Let me know what you think in the comments.
Go take a peek at my Upcycled Fashionista Pinterest Board. I also have two companion boards – Free Sewing Patterns Board and Sewing Tips. See you there!
Sharing some WordPress.com love:
- scoop top free pattern and tutorial (skirtastop.com)
- The “Pretty” Play Shirt: an Updated Tshirt (hownottosew.com)
5 thoughts on “Remaking a Long Sleeved Knit Top”
I love DIY projects like this, and you did a great job on sewing it. I wish I was that good with sewing. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with Saturday Spotlight. Hope to see you at this weeks party!
I love the tank- I need to try it. Thanks for the love 🙂